# How do you solve 2x - 5x + 6.3= -14.4?

Jun 18, 2018

$x = 6.9$

#### Explanation:

$\text{simplify left side}$

$- 3 x + 6.3 = - 14.4$

$\text{subtract 6.3 from both sides}$

$- 3 x = - 14.4 - 6.3 = - 20.7$

$\text{divide both sides by } - 3$

$x = \frac{- 20.7}{- 3} = 6.9$